I have a root canal filling in one of my teeth. The tooth is changing color. Can anything be done about it?
Sometimes a tooth with a root canal filling will change color.
I can treat it by bleaching it with superoxol (30%H2O2).
If the crown of the tooth is weak it would be better to make a porcelain, acrylic, or ceramic crown.
If the crown of the tooth is strong, I'd rather bleach it. Bleaching a tooth isn't very difficult.
What is the first step, Doctor?
The first step is to remove all of the old filling.
A rubber dam is needed to prevent the superoxol from burning the gingival.
How is the superoxol applied?
The Superoxol is applied to the tooth with a little bit of cotton.
The bleaching is done by applying heat to the tooth with a hot metal dental instrument.
There's no discomfort associated with this technique.
What color does this treatment make the tooth?
The tooth might be a very light color after it's bleached.
However, it will change to a normal color in less than one week.